News Archive

August 20, 2020

Launching the #YEGWRITES Event Series

The Edmonton Poetry Festival will be hosting a series of readings and workshops over the next several weeks called #YEGWRITES. The first workshop in the series will be Preparing Your Manuscript, led by award-winning ... Read More 

August 20, 2020

2020 Winners of the PoFest Poetry Prize

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is proud to announce the 2020 Winners of the PoFest Poetry Prize. This year’s contest was judged by Doyali Islam. OVERALL WINNER Judge’s Citation: Gavin Bradley’s “Brine” contains the briny ... Read More 

August 20, 2020

Announcing Our New Equity Initiatives

We are pleased to announce our policy objectives to further the ongoing work of promoting anti-racism and furthering equity. We understand that these actions are first steps in the ongoing role we play in ... Read More 

June 14, 2020

PoFest Poetry Prize Deadline Extended!

Good news! The deadline for the inaugural PoFest Poetry Prize has been extended until June 30th! Click here for full contest details. Read More 

May 1, 2020

Announcing the Inaugural PoFest Poetry Prize

The Edmonton Poetry Festival is proud to present our first-ever PoFest Poetry Prize judged by Griffin Poetry Prize Finalist Doyali Islam. The PoFest Poetry Prize will award 2 prizes this year in celebration of ... Read More 

April 20, 2020

Announcing our Spring 2020 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

This round, we received 231 poems from 95 different poets—nearly 100 more submissions than our last round. Poems by Carla Maj, Skye Haggerty, Tyler Hein, and Inka Kennepohl will appear on Edmonton Transit this ... Read More 

March 13, 2020

2020 Festival Postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, the Edmonton Poetry Festival has come to the decision that this year’s festivities will be postponed until the fall in hopes that the public health situation is under control. ... Read More 

January 20, 2020

Spring 2020 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

It’s that time once again! We are now accepting submissions for the spring flight of Poetry Moves on Transit! The contest is open to all residents of the Edmonton region. Each round, four poems ... Read More 

December 19, 2019

Now Accepting BYOV Submissions for the 2020 Festival

We are now accepting submissions for community members to host their own events during the 2020 festival. The BYOVs (Bring Your Own Venues) will take place during the festival week, April 24 to May ... Read More 

November 23, 2019

Announcing our Fall 2019 Poetry Moves on Transit Winners!

Poetry Moves on Transit is only one humble expression of the richness of human expression that resides here in Edmonton. This round, we received 135 poems from 73 people. That means 135 separate instances ... Read More 

September 18, 2019

Fall 2019 Poetry Moves on Transit Call for Submissions

It’s time to submit to the fall 2019 leg of Poetry Moves on Transit! The contest is open to all residents of the Edmonton region. Four poems will be chosen by a blind jury. ... Read More 

April 21, 2019

2019 Cafe Readings Schedule posted!

Well, that happened fast! The 2019 version of the ever-popular Cafe Readings is now full! You can click the link below to view the schedule and check your reading position. See you next Sunday! ... Read More